FOUR 1970 300-H / HURSTS on auction all at no reserve!!

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  1. Trace 300 Hurst

    Trace 300 Hurst Professional Tinkerer FCBO Gold Member

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    It doesn't belong on these cars. This car was discussed a few months ago, and other members here have more info, but I don't recall agreement if it's a "real" Hurst or a clone. But if real, the top was absolutely added at some point in its life.
     
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    Real one with the top added.
     
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    I would say he finally figured out how to sell them! With an auction you need at least two people who really want the car. With a unique car, and this would be one, you need to get it in front of dedicated buyers. I’ll bet the strategy is to put all four in the same place, at no reserve, and give all the Hurst 300 fans a really good reason to show up. I sold a Bricklin. I know. Wasn’t easy to get my money back. I listed early and another one showed up, maybe even two, and we had enough buyers to have an auction.

    the question is, which one goes first? What I found is the first one is the best deal. Dwindling supply with motivated buyers naturally drives the price up on the last one.
     
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    78Brougham Deplorable FCBO Gold Member

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    There ya go Stan, you were belly aching just the other day about how metrics are taking over..... Get er' done:rofl:
     
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    ...and a late entry for quote of the year goes to Trace. :usflag:
     
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    Dec. 6 & 7, we don't have much time.
     
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    I tend to agree, basically the seller is "shooting himself in the foot" selling them all at once especially at the same auction.
     
  8. Trace 300 Hurst

    Trace 300 Hurst Professional Tinkerer FCBO Gold Member

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    Well, he's been shuffling them to auctions and having them sit in the showroom for nearly two years. I guess he figures it's time to move the merchandise by letting the market decide their value. And he's ahead of Kissimmee, so he can haul one or two there like last year if he's not sold out (which I doubt he will be).

    Should be interesting, certainly to us Hurst owners.
     
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  10. marty mopar

    marty mopar Well-Known Member

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    Hey thanks for finding my pipe and lighter...lost it a rave last year or at a Cher concert (not sure at this point) will send you some $ for the shipping back to me!
     
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    He should be sold out of Hurst s anyway since it's all no reserve.
     
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  12. Trace 300 Hurst

    Trace 300 Hurst Professional Tinkerer FCBO Gold Member

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    Yeah, I guess you're right.

    However, I believe the lower-condition cars (two of 'em) would sell very low because of that step-up cost I described above. We shall see!
     
  13. LocuMob

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    These have become the equivalent of Hemi E body convertibles. Good and bad, it helps us with valuing out cars, but starts to raise the price on everything, and maybe even some people out of the hobby if they don't have the means like others do. I'm glad I have my fleet, and that I'm dedicated to spending money on them. I don't think I could even buy a project Hurst, at any price point, anymore, they've climbed that much over just a few years. Like I said, good and bad. Now to find my wagon, while those are steal affordable! :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Trace 300 Hurst

    Trace 300 Hurst Professional Tinkerer FCBO Gold Member

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    I understand your point, but not quite sure I'd agree they're quite an equivalent of a Hemi E. Maybe you mean compared to the rest of the Cbods? I think these extremely rare Hursts are underpriced, but of course I'd say that. As with everything with a price, it's supply and demand. Supply is low, but so is demand for the big Hursts. Why? Cost for a good one or cost of resto for a crappy one? Maybe both issues. My guess (or opinion) is most of us don't want a "driver" Hurst. We'd want a show Hurst, because of the attention it gets, and we don't want to be "that guy" with a crappy collector car. [We see them all the time, across the whole spectrum of enthusiast/collector cars, don't we?]

    As for the Hemi thing, I bought my 71 Hemi Cuda in 1978 for $1850. People couldn't give 'em away! I sold it in '99 for some pretty good coin, but nothing like today. I have to tell ya....I was very happy that the yellow hemicuda vert sold for $2.5M at Mecum Indy this year....and I wish my Hurst would do the same. But I don't think they'll ever reach $100K, despite all the magazine articles over the years describing the rare luxo giant with the 440 TNT.

    I guess my point is that some cars become "money" collector cars for mysterious reasons. Usually due to rarity and exclusivity and performance. Sometimes a car rises to the top without these virtues (VW Microbus, anyone?), and sometimes a car (like the Hursts that definitely have these virtues) bumps along in the $40-60K range, which I consider the low end of the collector car market. As for getting priced out of the hobby, that's how it goes, like you said "for the good and the bad". Having said that, there are plenty of decent Cbods out there in the $6K range that allow a person to enjoy the big cars without being a "show car". But there aren't many V8 Cudas in top condition below $60K-ish. The aura of the hemi cars has raised them all, including a Slant car that can become a $$$ clone or restomod. Maybe the "aura" of the Hursts has raised Cbods a bit, but there's nothing to pull the Hurst any higher?

    I love talking about the collector car hobby. Just ask @david hill :D

    Anyway, I need a glass of wine.
     
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  15. LocuMob

    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Yes, can't compare our C's to E's.

    This is me, 100%. I'll get one car done properly, other than that, scruffy style will be how I roll, and I love every minute of it.

    My Slabs are not in demand, so not a lot of parts to sell for any money, but sellers seem to think these cars are in the same market as Fusies, which are commanding some pretty good dollars these days. It is a strange thing indeed.
    It'll be interesting to see what they sell for, and how it may affect pricing.
     
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  16. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I’m thinking these cars aren’t really all that rare relative to other C-body models. At least they come up often enough.
    Now @saforwardlook ’s new N-code sunroof Newp is one I would legitimately call rare or @71Polara383 ’s new vert. I could go on and on about cars that come up around here that you just hardly ever see.
     
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    Wow - I haven't seen four 300 Hurst's at one location for a long time. I recall my dad owning four different 300 Hurst's at one time, around mid 1980's era. Just a private collector that really liked these cars, along with many other C Bodys and Mopars. I know he owned at least 5 different Hurst cars over the years, all long gone. A couple nice ones and a few in rough condition. These pictures are of a really nice one we had until 2005.
    Pretty sure Trev can attest to seeing several of these cars at my dads place back then.

    Some day I will dig out and post some cool old and interesting photos of several of these cars.
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  18. 71Polara383

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    Yawn.
    Cool cars. Not unique though with so many floating around these days.
     
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    I agree that they are very cool cars, and I want one really bad. But don't have the money and space for one. However they are unique in a way, actually many ways. You gotta remember there were only 485 of the 300 Hurst's made as far as I know. Tell me I'm wrong
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Yeah but as the joke goes 783 of the original 485 are accounted for.
     
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